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  1. Military Memoirs of Four Brothers, (Natives of Staffordshire,)
    [FERNYHOUGH, Thomas.] Military Memoirs of Four Brothers, (Natives of Staffordshire,)

    London : 1830

    Second edition, following the first of the previous year, of this fascinating book that highlights the cost to one family of the Napoleonic Wars; both editions are extremely scarce: the list of subscribers runs to some 324 names taking 371 copies and includes the Marquis of Anglesey, Marquis of Bute, Sir William Beresford, Sir A. F. Barnard (commander... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 139261

  2. The Defence of the Scots Settlement at Darien, Answer'd, Paragraph by Paragraph.
    (HARRIS, Walter.) The Defence of the Scots Settlement at Darien, Answer'd, Paragraph by Paragraph.

    London : 1699

    First edition of Walter Harris's rebuttal to A Defence of the Scots Settlement at Darien, published the same year and variously attributed to Archibald Foyer, George Ridpath, Andrew Fletcher and James Watson. That pamphlet had optimistically attempted, shortly before the Darien Scheme was abandoned, to convince the English to support the project, no... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 135270

  3. The Map that Invented Brazil.
    FURTADO, Júnia Ferreira. The Map that Invented Brazil.

    São Paulo : 2013

    First edition. In 2004, Dr Furtado discovered an unknown map by Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon D'Anville, entitled "Carte de L'Amérique méridionale" in the archives of the Bosch Company in Stuttgart. It was "the first document to configure Brazil as a massive territory extending, from north to south, from the present day states of Amapá and Rondônia... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 127175

  4. An Enquiry into the Causes of the Miscarriage of the Scots Colony at Darien.
    (DARIEN SCHEME.) An Enquiry into the Causes of the Miscarriage of the Scots Colony at Darien.

    Glasgow : 1700

    First edition. A response to the pamphlet A Defence of the Scots Abdicating Darien, which was published anonymously the same year and generally attributed to Walter Harris, especially at the time, though it has since also been attributed to James Hodges and Archibald Foyer. This anonymous response (ESTC notes that it is sometimes attributed to George... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 135275

  5. A Defence of the Scots Abdicating Darien:
    (DARIEN SCHEME.) HARRIS, Walter, attrib. A Defence of the Scots Abdicating Darien:

    [Edinburgh?] : 1700

    One of two editions of that year, without established priority. The pamphlet has been variously attributed to James Hodges, Archibald Foyer, and Walter Harris, with the last the most probable, and it was certainly Harris who was felt to be the author at the time. The pamphlet was "an appeal to Scotchmen not to waste their money in the Scheme... the... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 135273

  6. A Defence of the Scots Settlement at Darien.
    (DARIEN SCHEME.) PHILO-CALEDON, pseud. A Defence of the Scots Settlement at Darien.

    Edinburgh : 1699

    One of four editions of that year, without established priority. An optimistic attempt, shortly before the Darien Scheme was abandoned, to convince the English to support the project, no doubt hoping to get their navy behind the scheme in the face of Spanish hostility. Of particular note is that the pamphlet gives an account of the settlement and settlers,... Learn More
    £800.00

    Stock Code: 135268

  7. El Modelo de los Cristianos presentado a los Insurgentes de América,
    FERNANDEZ de SAN SALVADOR, Agustin Pomposo. El Modelo de los Cristianos presentado a los Insurgentes de América,

    Mexico : 1814

    First edition of this political tract, published in the years preceding the Mexican War of Independence, in an unusually excellent and richly decorated Mexican binding. Fernandez de San Salvador (1756-1842), was a writer and lawyer devotedly loyal to the Old Regime and the King of Spain, Ferdinand VII. The first of these two works, El Modelo de Los... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 117515

  8. Terremotos.
    (EARTHQUAKES.) ODRIOZOLA, Manuel de. Terremotos.

    Lima : 1863

    First edition and only edition of this history of Lima's seismic activity since the colonial era, and its effect upon the development of Peru's coastal capital, in order to establish patterns and better predict future events.
    Manuel de Odriozola (1804-1889) was a Peruvian Colonel of cavalry and leading figure of the Independance of Peru, the director... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 132570

  9. Turismo en el Uruguay.
    (URUGUAY.) MENDOZA, Juan Carlos. Turismo en el Uruguay.

    Montevideo : 1938-41

    Spectacularly presented run of this lavishly produced promotional publication which was launched in 1935 by the Uruguay Tourist Office as a bimonthly targeted to attract visitors from both Latin America and Europe. Copiously illustrated and featuring striking cover art, these magazines include a wide range of appeals to the recreational or commercial... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 130912

  10. Travels in the Interior of Brazil.
    GARDNER, George. Travels in the Interior of Brazil.

    London : 1849

    Second edition. George Gardner (1812-1849) sailed for Brazil in May 1836, where "he first explored the Organ mountains, and subsequently the Pernambuco, Rio, São Francisco, Aracaty, Ceara, and Piauhy areas, returning to Rio de Janeiro on 2 November 1840. He sent home 60,000 specimens, representing 3,000 species, and his entire collection comprised... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 129334

  11. The Cruise of the Pearl Round the World.
    WILLIAMS, Rev. E. A. The Cruise of the Pearl Round the World.

    London : 1859

    First edition. Williams was the chaplain onboard HMS Pearl, whose crew were called upon to help put down the Indian Mutiny. After sailing to South America, Honolulu and the Sandwich Islands, the ship's company hears news of the uprising while docked in Hong Kong. Along with HMS Shannon, the ship was sent to Calcutta. Williams gives his first-hand description... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 127130

  12. The Royal Commentaries of Peru,
    VEGA, Garcilasso de la. The Royal Commentaries of Peru,

    London : 1688

    First edition in English of Vega's chronicles of Peru, the first work by an author born in the Americas to enter the western canon. Born in the early years of the Spanish conquest from an Incan mother and a conquistador father, Garcilasso de la Vega (1539-1616) moved to Spain aged 21, where he wrote the present histories. First published in Lisbon in... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 126602

  13. In Patagonia.
    CHATWIN, Bruce. In Patagonia.

    London : 1977

    Unbound proof copy of Bruce Chatwin's first book, with the black ink stamp of Deborah Rogers Ltd, Chatwin's agent, which established his reputation as a travel writer. Bruce Chatwin (1940-1989) was an English travel writer, novelist, and journalist. In 1982 he was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Whitbread Prize for Best First Novel... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 123886

  14. Travels in Peru, during the Years 1838—1842.
    TSCHUDI, Johann Jakob von. Travels in Peru, during the Years 1838—1842.

    London : 1847

    First edition in English, the year after the original German publication. Swiss naturalist von Tschudi (1818-1889) spent five years in Peru, collecting plants and zoological specimens, studying Incan antiquities and the Quechua Indians, and covering ground "previously untrodden by any European traveller" (translator's preface). There is also much description... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 121241

  15. Life in a Man-of-War, or Scenes in Old Ironsides during her Cruise in the Pacific By a Fore-Top-Man.
    MERCIER, Henry James & William Gallop Life in a Man-of-War, or Scenes in Old Ironsides during her Cruise in the Pacific By a Fore-Top-Man.

    Philadelphia : 1841

    First edition, uncommon, decidedly so in the original cloth. Mercier shipped aboard the "Constitution" on her 1839 cruise to the Pacific coast of South America. "This lively, well-written narrative presents a detailed view of life before the mast, both the daily details and the unusual moments, including the effects of running out of whiskey (cologne... Learn More
    £1,850.00

    Stock Code: 121255

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